ABOUT EMILY

FROM NEW MOM & Bride

TO WEDDING PLANNER & business owner in 2 years flat

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In my lifetime, I want to empower one million women to accomplish their big & scary goals… starting with their wedding. In a way its a selfish goal to be honest… 

Because it came about when my oldest daughter Sophiea was born. Up until then, I hadn’t had a huge impact on someone else’s life, I knew that she could grow to accomplish great things but someone needed to show her she could.

In my lifetime, I want to empower one million women to accomplish their big & scary goals… starting with their wedding. In a way, it’s a selfish goal to be honest… because it came about when my oldest daughter Sophiea was born. Up until then, I hadn’t had a huge impact on someone else’s life, I knew that she could grow to accomplish great things but someone needed to show her she could.

Six months later, we were neck deep in the housing market looking to buy our family home when my husband proposed. Funny story because when he finally got up the courage to ask, he was sick in bed & I was bringing him a hot cup of tea. I left the room to fix it & came back to the dark room where there was a bright light in a small open box & he said “will you marry me”.

Fast forward six months & I had found myself spending hours aimlessly pinning ideas from Pinterest. I was frustrated with the lack of clarity, tight budget, limited sleep & constant family input on how the wedding “should” be. Honestly there was a lot of pressure, that I now know was 100% unnecessary. Sure quitting to elope was an option & get an iron out of the fire… but I won’t back down.

 

Even though there's a lot to do, the moment you see everything
come to life makes it all worth the time. Emily helped us maximize our budget & create our vision in a way that had everyone included. We're so happy we worked her!

Ashley

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I didn’t know where to start or how to budget for it… but I knew that our wedding had to be held somewhere. So one week out, I scheduled seven venue site visits for the last Friday in October & asked my dad to come with me. After the first 5, he was tired from traveling & frustrated with the enormous price points when he made a comment that stuck with me. My dad told me that I should see how I could do this for a living, because I seemed to light up when attending the interviews.

The process was tiring, expensive & for lack of a better word, frustrating. But let me tell you, the day I talked to a wedding planner I had this fire inside me that wanted to prove I could do it on my own. I didn’t need the added expense of $5,000 wedding planner just because I didn’t have all of the answers. 

After some consideration, I’d made a HUGE decision to put our wedding on hold so I could learn how to plan, not just for me – but to help other people like me that aimed higher, wanted the accomplishment. I continued to dedicate the next year to obtaining my event planning certificate, interviewed financial planners, a slew of wedding vendors & helped brides where they were stuck.

A year later I booked my first paid full-service couple & opened my doors as a local wedding planner myself. Building relationships, developing systems & creating my own wedding planning style. Pretty soon I had a working system & a complete project plan that I continued to rinse & repeat. After two years something still didn’t feel quite right inside.

So far I loved everything about my job except for one thing, I was exclusively helping only bride’s that wanted full service planning. The problem I was’t truly aligned anymore with the reason why I got started in the first place. I deviate to do what all of my fellow planner friends had said was a dumb idea, & started teaching brides what they needed to know. 

Today, I provide online bridal coaching to ladies all around the world with tools & strategies through my online products, programs & services. Offering free tactical content on my blog & resources to my community on social & with The Boss Bride Inner Circle weekly newsletter. As for my roots, I still offer full-service wedding planning to my Northern Michigan bound brides looking to wed up here in my neck of the woods.

When I’m not creating new content, working on my website, or working with a client… I’m spending some much needed time with my NOW husband Ken & two daughters Sophiea & Alexis. If our stories sound anything alike, I’d love to work with you to create the wedding of your dreams.

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